Zonta International is celebrating 100 years

Dessert First

This year the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is having our first ever “Dessert First,” a Centennial event on November 8, 2019, Zonta International’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Valencia.  We will have a celebration with music, a silent auction, and let’s not forgot lots of desserts that pair with wine, beer and spirits.

One hundred years ago, a small group of pioneering women came together in Buffalo, New York with a vision to help all women realize greater equality while using their individual and collective expertise in service to their community. Their vision became Zonta International, an organization that has grown to more than 29,000 members in 63 countries, working together to make gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide.

Join Zonta International’s 29,000 members in nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs in 63 countries as we celebrate 100 years of service and advocacy on behalf of women and girls worldwide. Our centennial anniversary is also a time to honor excellence and achievements within our own organization and to recognize other organizations and individuals that are true champions for gender equality.

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley brings these elements of service, advocacy, and awareness of our international mission to life in ways that directly serve our community. Providing hands-on service delivery while funding the work, dreams, and goals of others to improve the lives of women. Our members find the right niche to meet their interests, time commitment, and financial support. Along the way, our community and world benefit from our efforts. We offer several scholarships and community grants to women and girls in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Plus, we have many service projects to better the lives of women and girls; like “Girl’s Robotics” at the Boys and Girls Club and LifeForward, a monthly workshop to give awareness and life-building skills to women.

We will share more information as it becomes available.

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita participates in July 4th parade 2019

One hundred years ago, a small group of pioneering women came together in Buffalo, New York with a vision to help all women realize greater equality while using their individual and collective expertise in service to their community.

Their vision became Zonta International, an organization that has grown to more than 29,000 members in 63 countries, working together to make gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide.

November 8, 2019 marks Zonta’s centennial anniversary. The SCV Zonta Club started celebrating by many members walking together wearing “Zonta Says NO Orange” in the Santa Clarita Valley’s 4th of July Parade in Old Town Newhall this year. The club honored Sharon Langenbeck, Zonta International President Elect 2018-2020 as the Parade division 3 Marshall. She rode in a 1965 skylight blue Ford Mustang convertible owned by one of our members.  Followed by a City of Santa Clarita Valley Trolley decorated by “Zonta Says NO” banners with many Zontian’s waving to crowd.

Our ongoing service efforts are demonstrated through numerous local projects and programs, through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.

Our ongoing advocacy impact is built around the advocacy campaign “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.” Launched in 2012, the campaign has raised awareness of the global pandemic of women’s rights violations and has united Zonta clubs worldwide in conducting impactful advocacy actions to fight violence against women and gender inequality.

In 2016, the Santa Clarita Valley Zonta Club started the “Red Dress Project” in the fight against domestic violence. Seven red dresses are displayed around Santa Clarita to symbolize seven women who have lost their lives, in one year, to domestic violence in Santa Clarita.

Join the SCV Zonta Club in celebrations throughout the centennial year.

 

Centennial Anniversary Grants

In honor of 100 years of Zonta service and Zonta International’s centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International has launched its Centennial Anniversary Grants program. These one-time grants of up to US$5,000 each will recognize charitable organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in their local communities. Zonta International will award up to US$300,000 in grants to deserving organizations from any of the 63 countries in which Zonta currently has active Zonta clubs.  More information available at www.zonta.org/centennialgrants

Winners of the Centennial Anniversary Grants have just been announced.  Congratulations to all of the winners.